SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2013 (SSDT BI)

Yesterday we released SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2013 (SSDT BI) for SQL Server 2014.  With this release you can use SSDT BI in Visual Studio 2013 and it includes the Visual Studio Project Templates for Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services.  The project templates in this release generally… Read more

SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 released online

Today we are releasing SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT BI) templates. With SSDT BI for Visual Studio 2012 you can develop and deploy SQL Server Business intelligence projects. Projects created in Visual Studio 2010 can be opened in Visual Studio 2012 and the other way around without upgrading or… Read more

Released: Twitter Analytics for Excel 2013

Back in 2011, we released a great PowerPivot sample application to query Twitter and analyze tweets within Excel 2010. This was a joint venture between Microsoft and ISV Gold BI partner Extended Results, and the great news is that Extended Results has finished an updated version that now also works in Excel 2013! For all… Read more

Introducing SQL Server Data Tools for Analysis and Reporting Services for Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 brings improvements to performance, navigation, IntelliSense, Azure development, mobile development, and boosts productivity through live unit testing and real-time architectural dependency validation. There are many good reasons for developers to use Visual Studio 2017. And thanks to the timely availability of SSDT AS and RS for Visual Studio 2017, BI Pros do… Read more

Power View connectivity for Multidimensional Models released

On November 29, 2012 we released the “Power View for Multidimensional Models — Preview.”  We are excited to announce SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 4, released today, provides the ability for customers to create Power View reports against their existing multidimensional models (a.k.a. cubes). SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update… Read more

Introducing a Modern Get Data Experience for SQL Server vNext on Windows CTP 1.1 for Analysis Services

Starting with SQL Server vNext on Windows CTP 1.1, Analysis Services features a modern connectivity stack similar to the one that users already appreciate in Microsoft Excel and Power BI Desktop. You are going to be able to connect to an enormous list of data sources, ranging from various file types and on-premises databases through… Read more

PowerPivot for Excel 2010 November CTP Expired

If you are running the November 2009 CTP version of the PowerPivot for Excel 2010 add-in, your add-in expired on April 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. The SQL Server team will re-release the November 2009 CTP version of the PowerPivot for Excel 2010 add-in with an extended expiration date… Read more

Verifying the SharePoint 2013 Configuration for Accessing Workbooks as a Data Source from Within the Farm

My previous blog post, “Verifying the Excel Services Configuration for PowerPivot in SharePoint 2013,” discussed steps to verify that Excel Services can load workbook data models on an out-of-farm PowerPivot server running SQL Server 2012 SP1 CTP3 Analysis Services (SSAS) in SharePoint deployment mode so that users can enjoy full workbook interactivity in the browser…. Read more

What’s new for SQL Server vNext on Windows CTP 1.1 for Analysis Services

The public CTP 1.1 of SQL Server vNext on Windows is available here! This public preview includes the following enhancements for Analysis Services tabular. New infrastructure for data connectivity and ingestion into tabular models with support for TOM APIs and TMSL scripting. This enables: Support for additional data sources, such as MySQL. Additional data sources… Read more

PowerPivot Data Refresh

In this posting we will take a look at the data refresh facility in PowerPivot for SharePoint and show you how to use it for maximum benefit. To start off, let’s begin with a simple question: So . . . what is data refresh? And why should I care? Data refresh is all about keeping… Read more